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I have an existing Amazon S3 bucket in the Oregon region. How can I use it as the backup location in Backup?


  • I've enabled the Amazon S3 backup location, but I don't see a way to specify which bucket to use. When I start backups for the first time, it automatically creates a new bucket with a name I don't want in a region I don't want to use.
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Yes, you can, but it's a bit hidden. You can do it on the console:

  • gsettings set org.gnome.DejaDup.S3 bucket 'MYBUCKETNAME'

Or you can do it graphically:

  • Install the package 'dconf-tools'
  • Run dconf-editor
  • Browse to /org/gnome/deja-dup/s3
  • Edit the bucket key
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